Susan Lorentzen et al v. Pfizer, Inc. et al

Filing 15

ORDER by Judge Cormac J. Carney remanding case to Superior Court of CAlifornia, County of Los Angeles, Case number BC 677995. (see document for details). Case Terminated. Made JS-6 (dro)

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JS-6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL MINUTES – GENERAL Case No. CV 17-08618-CJC(JPRx) Date: November 30, 2017 Title: SUSAN LORENTZEN ET AL. V. PFIZER, INC. ET AL. PRESENT: HONORABLE CORMAC J. CARNEY, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Melissa Kunig Deputy Clerk ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFF: None Present N/A Court Reporter ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANT: None Present PROCEEDINGS: (IN CHAMBERS) ORDER REMANDING CASE Thousands of women filed over 100 cases in California state court alleging that Lipitor, a prescription drug developed and manufactured by Pfizer and marketed and distributed by McKesson Corporation, had caused them to suffer from Type II diabetes. The cases were removed to federal court based on “mass action” jurisdiction pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), referred to the United States Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”), subsequently sent back to this Court, and then consolidated under a master case number for administrative purposes (the “17-00005 Case”). (SAMC 17-00005-CJC(JPRx).) On May 23, 2017, the Court remanded the cases to state court, finding the requirements of CAFA mass action jurisdiction were not met. (SAMC 17-00005-CJC(JPRx) Dkt. 20.) This action was initiated after the Court issued its remand order, so it was not consolidated under the 17-00005 Case. This case is REMANDED to state court for the reasons articulated in the Court’s orders dated May 23, 2017, and May 31, 2017, in the 17-00005 Case. (SAMC 17-00005-CJC(JPRx) Dkts. 20, 24.) sl MINUTES FORM 11 CIVIL-GEN Initials of Deputy Clerk MKU

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